December 29, 2019

At the Deep Blue Café...

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... keep the conversation going.

The photo was taken at 7:27. Actual sunrise time was 7:29

52 comments:

Seeing Red said...

Via Insty:

Enthusiasm for Trump among American servicemen, both active-duty and veteran, seems to be one of the more genuine things about this surreal phase of American politics. In polls, support for the president among veterans far outpaces that among Americans at large. Whenever Trump visits the troops, military leaders struggle to rein in the display of unauthorized MAGA paraphernalia. One former US Central Command planner described the support for Trump among much of the military as ‘downright cult-like’.”

Plus: “There is one additional key to Trump’s military popularity: America’s generals, though lionized as never before, are emperors without clothes. As with every institution of American life, the gatekeepers are on life-support. . . . Trump can ride roughshod over the institutional military because so many of its leaders symbolize professional and ethical failure.” Well, their record has not been exactly brilliant....

Seeing Red said...

Via Rantburg:

The Secure Act, which was signed earlier this month, changes the way beneficiaries will receive money from inherited retirement accounts, but not everyone is in danger of a big tax hit.

The new rules say beneficiaries of qualified retirement accounts, such as individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans, need to withdraw all of the money out of those accounts within 10 years, instead of over their life expectancy as was previously allowed. There are no required minimum distributions within that time frame, but the account balance must be zero after the 10th year....

FullMoon said...
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stevew said...

Suddenly I'm feeling blue.

Seeing Red said...

Jean Claude: Now Madame Blueberry was a sad little berry
She lived by herself in a house in a tree
Her butlers would show up each morning at nine
They'd open the door to hear Madame whine
Madame: I'm so blue-hoo-hoo
Blue-hoo-hoo
Blue-hoo-hoo hoo!
I'm so blue I don't know what to do!

Bob and Larry: She's so blue-hoo-hoo
Blue-hoo-hoo
Blue-hoo-hoo hoo!
She's so blue she don't know what to do!.....

Ann Althouse said...

If you address a commenter that I always delete, I have to delete you too. Please learn this rule so that you don’t lose comments. Feel free to try again and stick to the ironclad rule.

narciso said...


Striking how this isnt more newsworthy:


https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-navy-seal-private-meetings-afghanistan-war-2019-12

FullMoon said...
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FullMoon said...

"Is Cher short for Cherokee?

Prior to 1973, Cher's biography always listed her father (John Sarkisian) as being of Armenian heritage, while her mother, Georgia Holt, was of Irish and German extraction. But when Cher's single "Half Breed" started climbing the Billboard charts (it would eventually hit number one), suddenly she remembered that she was 1/16th Cherokee on her mother's side. That biographical revision probably helped stem protests from the Native community when Cher performed her hit in a full feathered headdress on an episode of The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour"


https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/19782/native-or-not-true-stories-behind-5-american-indian-actors


FullMoon said...

"If you address a commenter..." naturally leads to..

Norton addresses the ball

rcocean said...

It was a morning, long before dawn
Without a warning I found he was gone
How could he do it
Why should he do it
He never done it before
Am I blue
Am I blue
Ain't these tears, in these eyes telling you

David Begley said...

Saw “Little Women.” Very good. Great script, acting and costumes. Jo March actress was great. One ice skating scene. My “Bride of Frankenstein” has ice skating too.

David Begley said...
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Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

bad guys prey on the vulnerable

...2A makes you less able to be vulner'd

armed at NY synagogue
https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1211395543982886912

church in TX shooting vid (graphic)
https://gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/026/473/947/original/ea8429d82e49541a.mp4?1577652367

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...
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Hercules, not that one though said...

I'm a white Nationalist. I recognize that John Lewis was a giant among men. I was disappointed that Elijah Cummings wasn't feted more than he was when he passed. I wish I knew these men. I was a young soldier when they strode upon the stage. Where else could they have made their case for freedom than the US of Fucking A. Where else can anyone make their case. Those men joined the Pantheon of American heroes. I'm a white Nationalist. Make your case.

rcocean said...

It was so good, David B. saw it twice.

rcocean said...

We never settled, went from town to town
When you're not welcome you don't hang around
The other children always laughed at me
"Give her a feather, she's a Cherokee"

Now that's fine writing. Surprising that Al Capps/Mary Dean didn't win a Nobel Prize.

rcocean said...

Gypsy's, tramps, and thieves
We'd hear it from the people of the town
They'd call us gypsy's, tramps, and thieves
But every night all the men would come around
And lay their money down/

Poor Cher, always disliked as a child.

Big Mike said...

A heckler at a Joe Biden rally called him a “pervert” and said “We don't need another old white man running for president.”

Biden’s response: “Alright. I agree, man. I agree.”

If Joe Biden had half a brain it would be the first half he ever had.

America’s Politico said...

The NYT ha a special print section on candidates and their playlists. I cannot believe how wonderful the playlist from Warren is. Real Presidential. She is doing everything - every single thing - to demonstrate how superior she is to Trump and how she will destroy him in debates.

Cheers,
Raj

rightguy said...

Powerline linked an article that describes, among other things, the Iranian government's recent violent suppression of the country-wide protests against the theocracy- 1500 +/- killed! I somehow didn't hear much about this from the Caliphate News Network, or anyone else for that matter.

http://carolineglick.com/fighting-irans-undivided-and-indivisible-regime/

stephen cooper said...
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stephen cooper said...

Out of curiosity, how clean is the water in Lake Mendota?

I live near a famous picturesque river and the shore-lines are not all that clean - I would like to think Lake Mendota - a glacial lake - right?
has been taken care of.

Anyway these pictures are great but I MISS THE RATS THIS IS ALMOST THE YEAR OF THE RAT

David Begley said...

I just heard Joe Biden on C-Span say he wants to put carbon dioxide emitters in jail. And financially liable for something.

He’s nuts.

David Begley said...

Biden, “In 15 years, it [Delaware] will be gone.” Flooding.

Good thing you moved Ann.

He then goes on to describe the fantastically wrong Pentagon briefing on climate. The Pentagon predicted in 2020 England would be freezing like Siberia. Wrong.

David Begley said...

Yeah, bring back the Althouse rats.

walter said...

David Begley said...I just heard Joe Biden on C-Span say he wants to put carbon dioxide emitters in jail.
--
Start with the ferns. Fuckin' ferns, right?

FullMoon said...

Yeah, bring back the Althouse rats.
Check the "decaying cities" comments.

traditionalguy said...

The Helo crash in Kauai killed three Madison folks.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

*"Who Am I?"

First they came for the Jews... but I did not speak out, for I wasn't Jewish.

Then they came for the Jews again... but I did not speak out, because the attacker wasn't White.

*Then they came for the Jews yet again... but I did not speak out, because the attacker
didnt use a gun

And they came for the Jews yet again... but I did not speak out, because the attacker wasn't pro Trump.

per @JakeTurx
*added

NY Times asks "Is it Safe to Be a Jew In New York?"

Woman Who Attacked Three Orthodox Jewish Women Released Without Bail, Attacks Another Woman

DiBlasio, Cuomo blame Trump

Fritz said...

Blogger stephen cooper said...
Out of curiosity, how clean is the water in Lake Mendota?

I live near a famous picturesque river and the shore-lines are not all that clean - I would like to think Lake Mendota - a glacial lake - right?


So so. The good news is that Mendoza is probably the best studied lake in the world, The science of limnology was essentially founded to study it.

https://news.wisc.edu/study-shows-eutrophic-lakes-may-not-recover-for-a-millennium/

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Those aren't 7-rd. magazines. Don't tell Cuomo.


https://mobile.twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1211395543982886912

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

are ballots in CA not readily showing a Republican option?
Is this true?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELXqXW6UUAY82Ve.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EMKrMLAU4AEwgiV.jpg

https://gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/026/446/756/original/59ae5694905903a0.jpeg?1577639966

TickTock said...

Ya, Rats.

Hercules, not that one though said...

I got a kick out of the Althouse rats. I can't draw. I dig those who can.

Bay Area Guy said...

49ers!

Big Mike said...

@David Begley, @stephen cooper, did you say you wanted a rat?

Big Mike said...

@walter, see my comment at 7:55

JaimeRoberto said...

Start with the ferns. Fuckin' ferns, right?

Sounds homophobic.

jimbino said...
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jimbino said...

I ask some scientist to explain this puzzle:

Antarctica straddles the South Pole. The only direction you can go from the South Pole is north. You can't go east, west or south. That implies that every coast of Antarctica is a north coast and that Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand are all north of Antarctica.

I just saw two documentaries, one of which referred to western Antarctica and the other to northwestern Antarctica. I can't imagine what those references can possibly mean, since every part of Antarctica apart from the Pole is in northern Antarctica and there is no such thing as western or northwestern Antarctica.

JaimeRoberto said...

Western Antarctica is in the western hemisphere.

jimbino said...

@JaimeRoberto

Right, but we don't call eastern Greenland western Greenland just because it's in the western hemisphere.

Crazy World said...

Yes very sad about the Kauai (home) crash killing Wisconsin (roots) people. What a view they enjoyed hopefully as I recall my flight a few times.
Nice link on American Thinker today by Clarice Ann, great post!

Gospace said...

California has the jungle primary system EXCEPT for POTUS. Top 2 vote getters are in the general election EXCEPT for POTUS, which are on the general election ballot by party. California Republican Party isn't holding a presidential primary this year- their candidate is Donald John Trump, current POTUS.

For most congressional districts in CA, as well as the senate election, if one of their senators is up for election this year, and for any statewide offices if any are due for election, there is an extreme likelihood that 2 Democrats will be in contention on the general election ballot.

If the March 3rd primary is ONLY Presidential primary day, then there's no point in listing Republican as a choice.

But since it specifies that it includes local races and ballot measure it looks like unlawful voting suppression.

Hercules, not that one though said...

Anxiously awaiting my application approval to the Wing. Wish me luck! (I may have fibbed a little)

Lewis Wetzel said...

Blogger David Begley said...
Biden, “In 15 years, it [Delaware] will be gone.” Flooding.


So Delaware real estate should be cheap, right? Especially if it is on the water now, since that will be the first to go.
Yet for some reason they are not giving away the homes and land on Rehoboth Bay.

Ann Althouse said...

"Biden, “In 15 years, it [Delaware] will be gone.” Flooding."

I tried to find that and couldn't. Do you have a link? You've added "Delaware" in brackets, so that creates a lot of confusion. Context is needed.

Clyde said...

Re: Hawaiian tour helicopters, when I visited the Big Island of Hawai'i in October, my uncle Leif (who lives their) told me that he would never ride on one of the things, that their maintenance is sometimes sketchy, and that "all helicopters are made to crash; you have the ones that have crashed and the ones hat haven't crashed yet."

Re: Rats, in Hawaii, I didn't see any rats, but I did see several mongooses, which were brought in decades ago to kill rats in the sugar cane fields. They no longer grow sugar cane commercially on Hawai'i and the rats are long gone, but the mongooses remain.

Clyde said...

Re: Biden hecklers, there's no telling if they were pro-Trump operatives or operatives for another Democrat candidate. I saw some newsy tweet that the pervy accusations against Joe Biden were "false," much as the mainstream media like to say that the corruption accusations against Hunter and Joe Biden were "debunked." There's a great deal of difference between "debunked" and "ignored by the media." The touching/sniffing accusations against Joe Biden have always been his Achilles heel, hovering darkly just offstage. Those of us who have been familiar with Joe's behavior for a long time have seen the voluminous photographic and video evidence numerous times. The vast majority of the electorate probably hasn't, however -- yet. But this kind of guerrilla political warfare, not directly from other candidates, blue or red, but from grassroots-level people, may end up being Joe Biden's undoing. While you probably won't see any candidate come out against him on these matters, you could expect to see a new PAC like Citizens Against Perverts created to run the videos and photos in ads 24/7 if Joe gets the nomination.

stephen cooper said...

Big Mike - thanks, that is a great video.